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What are About.com's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards?

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What are About.com's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards?
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Whether we're audiophiles, wine lovers, foodies or parents, we all have our favorite books, products and services. But now it's your turn to share! The 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards showcased our reader favorites in a huge range of categories, from theme parks to baby products, music and, of course, all the things that make life easier for people like you and me, parents of college-age kids and 20somethings.

You nominated your favorites and voted. Now it's time to announce the winner for best parenting book for college parents and empty nesters: Ruth Nemzoff's "Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children." Get the lowdown on this year's winner and runners-up here.

Curious about who won last year? The best survival guide for college parents in 2012 was "Writin' on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside and Everything in Between When Children Leave the Nest," by Joan Cehn, Risa Nye and Julie Renalds. (That link will take you to the lowdown on that wry, witty and occasionally heartbreaking collection of essays, as well as to the four runners-up.)

The 2012 best college survival guide was "How to Survive Your Freshman Year," By Hundreds of Students and Some Great Advisors. (Again, that link takes you to the details on that terrific book and the four finalists.) And you may be surprised by the 2012 best dorm room essential.

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